The last quarter of last year kept me busy on my feet but I did manage to squeeze in some time for my dearest passion, ~ Guitars!
Although I still haven’t had the luxury of time to practice seriously, I did get to noodle on it so much more since I started this blog. I have also been working on getting all my guitars back into “playable” condition. Nothing serious though, just some of my guitars need some minor work on them to maximize their performance. However, my acoustic guitar that I had since I was 13 is currently being refurbished. I will write on it once it’s back with me. Should be soon now:)
My trusted 30 year old acoustic at the Doctor’s
In the meantime do kindly allow me to introduce a brand new addition to the stable. The Cort Garage2 – Matthias Jabs Signature series. Cort is one of the largest guitar makers in the world, and produces fine instruments for many other companies.
I have had my eyes on Cort Guitars for sometime now as they produce fine instruments at very reasonable prices. In short Cort is what Ibanez was 30 years ago. Today, Ibanez are among the big boys in musical equipments. Cort is paving the same path.
Matthias Jabs with his Garage 1
Growing up in the 80’s, the Scorpions were hard to miss. I grew up listening to their tunes and Mathias Jabs melodious solos were always fun to work at. He is among the great guitar heroes of the century. But I was attracted to the Mathias Jabs Signature series not so much because I am a Scorpions fan.
The sleek, smooth contour and body hugging design was what caught my eyes and I have always prefered maple fretboards. When I tested it out, I was really amazed at the comfort of this guitar. A straight no nonsense rock n roll guitar period! After testing it out for the third time on the 30th Dec 2011, it came back with me So here she is.
Matthias Jabs Signature
Still has the pickup covers on
Simple controls ~ a 3 way selector, small switch for the bridge pickup bypass, a volume and tone control which splits the pickups to single coils.
Slanting custom designs Mathias Jabs pickups. I have a feeling that they’re Duncan’s. Very impressive indeed!
Neck feels like a cross between Ibanez and Fender Strat
Sexy smooth curves
Modern all access neck joint makes reaching to the upper frets a breeze
You can slice butter with it..
Fixed hardtail bridge
No whammy bar here, just bright maple sustain..